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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Another rubbish...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Another rubbish night's sleep followed by a failure to get up due to making up lost sleep :(

    Grey and showery out after a lot of rain overnight, 11°C, 972/980mB.
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    Sticky: Couldn't be bothered with much telly tonight; the...

    Couldn't be bothered with much telly tonight; the factory programme about making pencils on Smithsonian, and some police shenanigans whilst dining.

    The rain seems to be holding off for the moment...
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    Sticky: I'd got twice as many ribs so it took loads...

    I'd got twice as many ribs so it took loads longer for the sauce and what-have-you to reduce and bake on properly. But when it finally got there, they'd turned out inordinately well; wonderfully...
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    Sticky: Mostly not. This is important junk! :D

    Mostly not. This is important junk! :D
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    Sticky: Nope :ohwell

    Nope :ohwell
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    Sticky: Found the recipe I was looking for :)

    Found the recipe I was looking for :)
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    Sticky: Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb

    Exercise bicycling done, green ring closed :emb
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    Sticky: I like them; they're big and fruity with an...

    I like them; they're big and fruity with an extremely sticky glaze on top :)
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    Sticky: Afternoon snack of a toasted teacake with...

    Afternoon snack of a toasted teacake with lashings of butter :tongue

    And they're big Sainsbury's TTD ones, so that frees up a tad more space in the freezer. Every little helps! :)
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    Sticky: Stressed out because the landlord has managed to...

    Stressed out because the landlord has managed to get some grant for putting central heating in the flat. A surveyor's coming on Thursday to work out the details. As it will presumably involve taking...
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    Sticky: I've got a gammon joint that supposedly needs to...

    I've got a gammon joint that supposedly needs to be used by Thursday. But I'm pretty sure gammon, being cured, is one of those things that can safely be pushed a few days past its use-by date....
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    Sticky: Inevitably, lunch has been zingy chicken, tomato...

    Inevitably, lunch has been zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup with wholemeal bread :tongue
  13. The page URL isn't the image URL… ...

    The page URL isn't the image URL…


    https://coimages.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/images/435/801/medium_SMG00088616.jpg

    :)
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Cloudy out but 11°C...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Cloudy out but 11°C and the rain has stopped for now; 990/998mB on the clock :ind

    Rubbish night's sleep then, inevitably, when I decided I might as well get up, I...
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    Sticky: Bron/Broen S3E4...

    Bron/Broen S3E4 on the box tonight :bluelight

    Rain seems to have settled in for the night :frown

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Teeming down here now :frown

    Teeming down here now :frown
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    Sticky: Tea has been ribs and chips :tongue This means...

    Tea has been ribs and chips :tongue

    This means there's now space for one portion of the ribs I'll be making tomorrow :rolleyes:

    Different sauce tomorrow though; I remembered to get some of that...
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    Sticky: Sadly not :(

    Sadly not :(
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    Sticky: Ages ago I bought a big box of labels from...

    Ages ago I bought a big box of labels from Staples, not because I really needed them for anything in particular, but because I have no impulse control in a stationery shop. So I'm gradually working...
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    Sticky: I label my soups and stews, but turnover is...

    I label my soups and stews, but turnover is generally rapid enough that it's not an issue. One advantage of it not being very big, I suppose :rolleyes:
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    Sticky: It's absolutely jam packed in there already, but...

    It's absolutely jam packed in there already, but I can find a bit of space by doing things like taking frozen meat out of the plastic containers full of space it comes in and vacuum-packing it...
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    Sticky: Soup divvied up. Six generous helpings :tongue ...

    Soup divvied up. Six generous helpings :tongue

    No idea how I'll fit it in the freezer :laugh

    Still, one is lunch tomorrow and the rest'll be fine in the fridge for a few days before freezing if...
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    Sticky: :eek Good luck!

    :eek

    Good luck!
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    Sticky: It is odd. I assured her the old card was still...

    It is odd. I assured her the old card was still valid as I was still using it (I hadn't even opened the envelope with the new one yet and wasn't absolutely certain that was what it was) so she tried...
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    Sticky: Walk briskly walked, green ring closed :emb I...

    Walk briskly walked, green ring closed :emb

    I figured I'd get it out of the way before Storm Zarg The Merciless (or whatever it's called this time) moves in and rains continuously on us for the...
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    Poll: There's this 124-page document:...

    There's this 124-page document: https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.225699/gov.uscourts.dcd.225699.1.0_3.pdf

    It starts



    …You get the gist :rolleyes:
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    Poll: I did hear of a woman who tried to vote in person...

    I did hear of a woman who tried to vote in person after already submitting a postal ballot, and another who tried to vote using a dead person's details. Both of them were caught before being able to...
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    Sticky: Bloody car insurance told me they hadn't been...

    Bloody car insurance told me they hadn't been able to take my money and were going to charge me a £30 late fee. It turns out their computer refuses to use a debit card that expires the same month as...
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    Sticky: Soup still a-making and I decided I didn't want...

    Soup still a-making and I decided I didn't want to wait any longer, so lunch has been the last of the Scottish sausage rolls :tongue

    This also means the soup gets a chance to mature in the fridge...
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    Poll: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/state...

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2021/01/statement.html
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    Poll: Do you mean the allegations of vote fraud that...

    Do you mean the allegations of vote fraud that resulted in around sixty court cases throughout the USA, all of which but one they lost because they were unable to present any evidence of vote fraud?...
  32. Had to quickly check, but I haven't already...

    Had to quickly check, but I haven't already posted that version. Phew! :)
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    Sticky: Lunch will be late today; the remains of the Big...

    Lunch will be late today; the remains of the Big Chicken and assorted veg are now turning into stock in the InstantPot™ and will then form the base of zingy chicken, tomato and lentil soup :)
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    Sticky: Links are up :)

    Links are up :)
  35. Monday Links from the Lockdown vol. DLXXVII

    If you repost these to your ClientCo's online chat system, it'll keep them all so distracted they won't notice you're also spending the afternoon reading them instead of working ;)


    The...
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    Sticky: Morning denizens :wave: Grey day out again,...

    Morning denizens :wave:

    Grey day out again, currently 4°C but expected to rise to 6° this afternoon, then soar to 10° by sunrise tomorrow :ind

    Barometers: 1010/1018mB.

    Bit of an unsettled...
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    Sticky: No telly tonight, other than the usual police...

    No telly tonight, other than the usual police nonsense whilst eating.

    Goodnight all :wave: :tired
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    Sticky: Chicken and chips for tea, with lashings of red...

    Chicken and chips for tea, with lashings of red sauce :tongue
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    Phil Spectre :)

    Phil Spectre :)
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    Sticky: Try racing up and down The Mall at 70mph for an...

    Try racing up and down The Mall at 70mph for an hour or so, that should sort it out :)
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    Sticky: Hope she's OK! :eek:

    Hope she's OK! :eek:
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Grey but mild out,...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Grey but mild out, 6°C and forecast to soar to 7° Real Soon Now (then de-soar), 1014/1022mB on the barometers :ind

    Capuchin rescue going on on Monkey World :)
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    Sticky: Tonight's major movie premiere was National...

    Tonight's major movie premiere was National Treasure (2004) which was pretty good actually; pure hokum, but none the worse for that :)

    And then a rewatch of Molly's Game (2017), which is also...
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    Sticky: And very nice it was as always :tongue ...

    And very nice it was as always :tongue

    Busyness status: bit of a rush being dealt with when I arrived :)
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    Sticky: In the Chinese :)

    In the Chinese :)
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    Sticky: I'm hoping I get the one with Flight Simulator :)

    I'm hoping I get the one with Flight Simulator :)
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    Sticky: Just tried one of the Scottish sausage rolls...

    Just tried one of the Scottish sausage rolls cold, and they're very nice that way too :tongue
  48. KUATB...

    KUATB :D
  49. You should follow her advice from 2012: ...

    You should follow her advice from 2012:



    :smokin
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    Sticky: Afternoon denizens :wave: Phew what a...

    Afternoon denizens :wave:

    Phew what a scorcher! It's a sizzling 8°C out there today, though overcast. No more rain after last night's deluge; barometric readings are 1004 and 1012mB :)
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